btw, if you are a smith and aren't past dwarven yet, before you go to a dwarven place, go to a smelter and make note of the items needed to make dwarven ingots. 1 small metal plate (found on a mob) will produce 3 ingots and they only weigh 2 lbs each to carry (the plates). the one that produces 5 ingots weighs 25 lbs. that's a bit high.
also, if you haven't gotten daedric armor yet, make sure you keep any daedra ears. you'll need them for crafting. daedra armor is better (tho weighs a bit more) than dragonplate. of course all you need for dragonplate is dragon bones and scales which you should have tons of by the time you skill smithing to 100.